A protest against the CAA and NRC gained massive traction overnight in Hyderabad as hundreds of people gathered under the Tolichowki flyover in the city on Sunday night.
The protest, which was started by women, soon saw many others join in, as a crowd was mobilized via social media and WhatsApp. The protesters were peaceful and held up Indian flags and raised slogans against the Centre’s controversial CAA and NRC.
However, the city police were alerted soon and reached the spot before midnight. It was only in the early hours of Monday that authorities were able to break up the protest.
“Many people have come here without any invitation. We are not disturbing traffic or creating any law and order problem. Yet, the police are trying to stop us despite our requests. We are going to continue because protesting and dissent is our right. We want to assure the police that it is a peaceful protest and request their cooperation,” one of the protesting women told reporters.
Reported by Mr. Jaffery